JML Update, May 16, 2018 (Games of May 15)

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Sorry no post yesterday, but just my luck that my street lost power during the storms that hit the area. Won’t get it back until tonight at the earliest but since I have the day off, I’m writing remotely from my local library. So without further adieu…

With 27 walks so far in 2018, Alex Bregman has already drawn almost half the number he did all of last year, helping him to a .387 on-base percentage entering the Astros’ game Monday night. Photo: Karen Warren, Staff / Houston Chronicle / © 2018 Houston ChronicleAlex Bregman was 1-for-3 with a walk, scoring two runs as the Houston Astros (27-17) beat the host LA Angels (25-12), 5-3. Ian Kinsler had a double in four at-bats for the Halos.

Ryan Braun (back tightness) did not appear for the Milwaukee Brewers (25-18), who lost to the host Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1. Is he heading into that portion of an athlete’s life where every little knick and ping is a big deal?

Joc Pederson flied out as a pinch-hitter in the fifth for the LA Dodgers (16-25), who lost to the host Miami Marlins, 4-2. Pederson remained in the game in center and was 0-for-1 in a subsequent trip to the plate.

Kevin Pillar was 0-for-4 as the Toronto Blue Jays (21-21) lost their interleague scrimmage with the host NY Mets, 12-2.

The game between the Philadelphia Phillies (Gabe Kapler) and Baltimore Orioles (Danny Valencia, Richard Bleier) was postponed by rain.

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